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live reviews: Buena Vista Social Club, Usher Hall, Edinburgh, March 17 *****; video and dvd reviews.


AT last, real music.

The Buena Vista Social Club may have lost core members Compay Segundo and Ibrahim Ferrer to the great mambo in the sky. But the Cuban collective continued to dazzle with one of the most authentic spectacles of latin music you'll ever hear.

Dressed in zoot suits and with fans doing a cha-cha-cha in the aisles, the 12-strong troupe played a two-hour set of sizzlingly sexy Afro-Cuban musical styles that Ricky Martin could only dream of coming up with.

In short, the show was as fine as a Havana cigar and about as hot as an overcooked Tamale. Fantastico.
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Mar 23, 2007
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